Jones’ effort is all in vain

EAST LONDON suffered some dismal results at the weekend, with all but one of their teams losing. The men s side lost 3-1 at University of Essex on Saturday, despite taking an early lead through an excellent finish from Chris Jones and dominating much of

EAST LONDON suffered some dismal results at the weekend, with all but one of their teams losing.

The men's side lost 3-1 at University of Essex on Saturday, despite taking an early lead through an excellent finish from Chris Jones and dominating much of the possession.

However, Sunday brought some much better results.

The mixed squad put on a fantastic display as they were led by captain James Cook to an emphatic 10-0 victory over local rivals Waltham Forest.

Goals from Alex Cookham, Georgie Manly, James Cook, Adam Willoughby, Daniel Tonkin and Robyn Shears gave East London something to celebrate.

Later that afternoon, the closely affiliated Barts and The London School of Medicine Ladies team, whose campus is in Tower Hamlets, met a side from London School of Economics knowing victory would secure the ULU Division One league title and promotion to the Premier Division.

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The game started nervously, as LSE also needed the points to avoid relegation but BL took first blood with a neat goal from Libby Fellows.

The score was still 1-0 at the break, but after an inspirational half-time team-talk from former coach, Jonathan Beake, BL came out strongly and full of passion.

Sustained pressure eventually broke the LSE back-line, with goal number two from captain Kate Laycock and then three more in quick succession.

First, Robyn Shears netted a slick strike from the top of the circle, then Joy Clarke struck a cheeky near-post tap-in before Fellows added a second.

Shears struck again in the dying seconds to make it a 6-0 victory and hand the league title to BL.